canoo webtest

has anyone used canoo webtest to test a rails application?
appreciate the info.

Bahaw Anyone wrote:

has anyone used canoo webtest to test a rails application?
appreciate the info.

Firstly, one ANT configuration file can be longer than an entire Ruby module. If you go that route, you will soon encounter this phenomenon:

   http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?ConfigurationHell

Next, canoo hits a web server to test. This is bizarrely inefficient if most GUI testing should happen directly to the XHTML that a server would have served. Rails "functional" tests call actions in controllers, and returns their contents as strings for parse-testing. This provides 95% of the coverage needed.

The remaining coverage happens in live JavaScript. That is where we need in-browser testing, such as Watir, Selenium, or Firewatir.

Tests that run a webserver, but then don't run a web browser, are the admission of defeat before you start. They neglect simply generating a page and not serving it.